I had the privilege of designing the wedding invitations for my oldest and dearest friend a few years ago. When left to my own devices, I trend towards san serifs and line work, clean palettes without much fussy detail. NOTE: I am a sucker for detail, but I rarely do the fussy type.
This opportunity gave me a chance to work in a more elegant mindset, trying on different script typefaces and testing exactly which burnish of gold would pair best with velvety gray. An opportunity to get quotes for letterpressed invites from local printers? You bet your biscuits. I don’t know many instances when you should choose NOT to letterpress invitations..
The finished product was sweet, beautiful, and classic. I had a great deal of fun designing the various components of this stationary set; the RSVP cards, the envelopes, the save-the-date, and of course the invites themselves. A lovely bit of print design for an even lovelier couple.